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Posted by Laraine on February 26, 1998 at 12:03:18:
In response to Funny lines in Part 2, written by Kay on February 23, 1998 at 20:32:37
My favorite line is about the Miss Alans:
That there are shops abroad, even in Athens, never occurred to them, for they regarded travel as a species of warfare, only to be undertaken by hotse who have been fully armed at the Haymarket stores.
I've underlined what I think is a line of genius in a brilliant paragraph. What I think is incredible is how that brief statement mirrors so much of my reading/life experience.
It is obvious enough for the reader to conclude, `She loves young Emerson.' A reader in Lucy's place would not find it obvious. Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice, and we welcome `nerves' or any other shibboleth that will cloak our personal desire. She loved Cecil; George made her nervous; will the reader explain to her that the phrases should have been reversed?
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